Fantastic place to stay, really well looked after by the local agent, relaxing and charming place.
The property is well situated with a short walk to town, it has fantastic views and offers great accommodation with everything you might need available. The local agent offers to organise trips for you and has great suggestions for excursions plus navigating the local shops and restaurants. There is plenty to do and the boat trips on very hot days are a perfect antidote to the heat. We feel refreshed and relaxed and will definitely book again. We took three teenagers - a hard to please audience - and all agreed it was the best holiday they have experienced with us in a long while! Plenty of restaurants, all good and the local people are so friendly. Shopping trips are worthwhile and the market is a must. The owners are delightful people and most helpful with the booking and transfer arrangements as well as any other queries we had. I would not hesitate in recommending this property and Kalkan, which offers beautiful scenery.
Johanna H, 8 July 2017
Beautiful villa in peaceful Kalkan
We have visited Kalkan in May and September both being hot and sunny but cooler at night so a perfect holiday time. Kalkan is a beautiful old town with modern additions and has a wonderful balance of busy bustle to laid back calm whether you want to relax and watch the world go by in a bar, restaurant or cafe or enjoy the many activities available from gorge exploring, to snorkelling and swimming with Turtles to shopping in the local market or shops. There is so much available from beautiful gifts to traditional items that one has to indulge in some shopping even for the most reluctant! The Turkish people were so welcoming and friendly towards us and we felt safe at all times, day and night. Their English is mostly excellent, but having learnt a few phrases we tried to show willing ! Villa Benita was perfect for us all. It was spotlessly clean, welcoming and had everything one would want at home..and more. The balance of Turkish charm, with home comforts were balanced perfectly and everywhere there is a sun spot or shady area to accommodate all choices. The pool is not heated which is perfect as the temperature refreshes in the heat which is very much needed. We found a welcome pack of essentials which Rosie had organised via Mehmet, the manager. He can also book excursions, boat days aboard a Gullet, taxi's - more or less anything you want. Mehmet is a mine of local information whilst Rosie provides a seamless booking. An excellent team. The temptation to eat out is strong, we especially enjoyed Sade, DoyDoy, The Fountain Bar , but a BBQ or light salad on the top sun roof, or by the shaded eating area were also great fun, having enjoyed buying from the local friendly shops. All in all Kalkan is a wonderful holiday destination and Villa Benita is a superb place to enjoy it from. Thank you Rosie, Charles and Mehmet
Sarah N, 15 May 2017
From the first communications with Rosie we knew we have found a little gem in Villa Benita and Kalkan. Having been to Turkey numerous times over the last 7 years and loved it we thought with some trepidation to try a villa holiday in a little resort rather than the usual all inclusive. And what a joy it was. Rosie could not have been any more helpful from the initial enquiry all the way through to offering help on ways to pay and suggestions of things to do, it was all very friendly and efficient from start to finish. We were met at the airport by the transfer taxi arranged through Mehmet who looks after the Villa, and we were quickly on our way in air-conditioned comfort, the journey itself took around 1.5 hours but was not stressful in any way with the driver being courteous and pleasant. The Villa itself was perfect, very clean and containing everything you could ever need, it was a very pleasant experience to see the thought that had went into the little things at the Villa which made it feel like a home from home, from providing beach towels to simple things like tin foil and wine bottle stoppers, as well as a nice welcoming pack to ensure you could rustle something up after a long journey to the Villa from the UK. Everything in the Villa was perfect, and it was clear that Rosie has taken time and effort to ensure its all set out beautifully ensuring a very comfortable stay, plenty of storage space and room in all the rooms, along with satellite TV and fast internet for catching up with home. The pool was ideal, very clean and clear, it received full sun up till around 4pm then it was time to retire to the roof terrace for some more sunbathing and a pre-dinner drink. The Villa is located in a quiet area and not overlooked to any great extent, and we could walk into the main part of the town in around 15 minutes all downhill. It is a trek coming back so would recommend a taxi back up the hill, only 10 lira so well worth it. Kalkan itself was a lovely resort, plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from all at a high standard and very friendly. For us it was noticeably quiet although not too quiet so although we tended to book you could walk into most and get a good table quite easily. Our favourites were Coriander for a nice family run affair through to the excellence of Kosk. All in all a brilliant holiday and can't wait to go back, it was perfect in every way, Thanks Rosie for a lovely Villa
Alan C, 16 July 2016
Everything you could ask for, a home from home, every detail has had so much thought put in. Beautiful surroundings, fabulous food, amazing handbag shops, thank you for a wonderful holiday.
Joy Polson, May 2014
What a fabulous villa. Beautifully presented and so very comfortable. Rosie, thank you. You have thought of everything and it all looks stunning. Going home with too many handbags and scarves! Recommend BSG & Rhapsody. Fantastic meals at Doy Doy, Sadé (pronounced Sardé), Aubergine and Kalamaki. Cannot wait to return. Fantastic!
Penny, May 2014
We have had a fabulous 12 days here. The villa is lovely and the pool so clear and clean. The boys have had fun at Aristo's and we all went on a boat trip with Yasin on Whisper which was brilliant. The facilities at the villa are spot-on. Mehmet has been very helpful and very friendly. I would definitely recommend Kalkan and the villa to others, thank you.
The Cheeseman's July 2014
What a great Villa !!! Having never been to Turkey before, I was amazed at the great climate - hardly a cloud in the sky and 30deg in September !! Fantastic !! The villa easily accommodated the 5 of us for the week and enjoying the air con, the pool, the huge number of restaurants and the incredible friendliness of the Turkish people. Mehmet looks after the villa and is a font of all knowledge making it so easy to book trips that suit you. English appears to be the main language in the town, making the trips easy to enjoy as well. This villa is situated in the prime area for the town - within walking distance of the shops and restaurants but also far enough into the residential area that you have peace and quiet at the poolside. I would heartily recommend this villa and Turkey to anyone.
Lovely stay at Villa Benita
Villa Benita is a lovely villa, very beautifully furnished and fitted out. We have been coming to Kalkan for 20 years, and this was definitely one of the best we've stayed in. The setting is very beautiful, in mature gardens with Mediterranean plants, creating a lovely cool feel, even when it's hot; and being on slightly raised ground, it also gets a nice breeze. Everything went smoothly, and the communication from Rosie during the booking process and before our stay couldn't be faulted. The manager, Mehmet, was also extremely helpful, arranging additional transfers etc. Many reviews have made comments about Kalkan itself; suffice it to say that we fell in love with it the first we came 20 years ago, and we've come back almost every year since. It is really one of the most beautiful places on the Mediterranean, and the people in the village are so friendly and helpful. Lots of lovely shops and restaurants make this a fantastic place for a holiday.
Eileen B, 26 June 2017
The perfect place to relax with family or friends
It seemed everything was arranged for us. It was so easy, a reflection of things to come... Time is at a premium when you go away and the help and assistance of Mehmet, the manager and Rosie the owner meant we had no hassles and the maximum possible time enjoying ourselves. The Villa is immaculate and exactly as described, having a clean and well-designed swimming pool, patio with loungers for relaxing and a great rooftop terrace that soaks up that Turkish sun but with handy shades too. One of the best features of this villa is its location. We found the walk to the centre to be easy, with little or no traffic and full of smells of the local flowers, mixed with views of the sea and harbour to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Of all the villas, I have stayed in Villa Benita has the best service by far. Mehmet arranges everything; Gullet trips to secluded beaches and rock jumping areas, restaurant bookings and more. Make sure to ask about the gorge or doughnut rides down the river too. A glowing review of an excellent time visiting friendly Turkish people in a beautiful town they are rightly proud of. This is the second time we have stayed at the villa and we intend to return again next year. In summary; if you like the sun an things for the kids to do whilst you relax, but you don't want to be organising every trip or meal, then this is ideal. We have been with friends on both occasions and the separation of the bedrooms and the two bathrooms also works well for this as well as it would for families. A delight, a great time to relax and we can't wait to go again!
Tim L, 7 May 2017
Just returned from Villa Benita and it was lovely. The villa is a little home from home and had everything you could wish for, Spent lazy days by the lovely pool and enjoyed nice lunches on the terrace. Kalkan is such a wonderful place and the town only 15 mins stroll where there are lots of gorgeous restaurants to choose from. Our favourites were Wapiano, Gourmet, Kosk and Kalamaki which were fantastic. The people of Kalkan are most welcoming and the friendliest you could meet. The shops offer lots of lovely bargains and the market on a Thursday morning is a good excuse for a barter!! We went on Yuldiz 3 boatrip where captain Adem took us around some lovely coves and we had a great mud bath. We had a lovely lunch of mezzes on board followed by fresh fruit and cakes, it was wonderful and will be something we would definitely do again. Great cocktails can be found at the Fountain Bar and we really miss the pre evening and after drinks on the gorgeous roof top terrace back at the villa which has fantastic views of Kalkan. We had the most wonderful time and cannot wait until our next visit. Love,
The Wilsons, August 2016
What a wonderful 12 days at Villa Benita, from home to home. The pool area is so relaxing and the roof terrace is fantastic for predinner drinks and BBQ's. Everything you should need is here. Mehmet visits you to make sure you have everything you need, he is brilliant, very kind and would help you at the drop of a hat. Kalkan is beautiful and so are it's people. Fantastic restaurants, shops,market, boat trip, too many to list. Rosie and Charles's recommendations are spot on! Thank you!! We hope to return.
Olivia and Paul June 2014
3rd visit to Kalkan, really love this villa. Very comfortable, well equipped. fabulous pool and outside space. Met by Mehmet who made us feel welcome. He recommended and organised a great boat trip for us. Thanks also to Rosie and Charles for making the booking and payment very easy.
We have just returned from our fabulous holiday (our first to Kalkan) and we would definately return! The villa is fantastic, clean, comfortable and well maintained, within 10 minute walk into the main shopping area, restaurants and to the harbour. The villa has a shabby chic feel and had everything we needed and more. We enjoyed a wonderful BBQ on the roof terrace with stunning views across the bay (you can take your pick as there was also a BBQ on the ground floor by the pool area!) Mehmet (who looks after the villa) was extremely helpful and can organise transfers, trips, taxi's etc for you. All the restaurants serve outstanding food. We ate at The Fish Terrace twice. We have been to a couple of places in Turkey over the years but Kalkan is certainly the best! Thank you Rosie and Charles for everything, we will certainly be back and I will definately be recommending Villa Benita to family and friends.
Alanna and Shane
Villa Benita is a charming, comfortable, spacious, clean and very well equipped property with a lovely pool and terraces. It is managed locally by Mehmet who could not have been more helpful. Mehmet appears to know everybody in Kalkan and is able to book boat trips and excursions along with anything else that might be needed. The villa is a ten minute walk down hill to the town (only equivalent £3-£4 for taxi back if you don't fancy walking) and nestles in a delightful and peaceful gathering of a small number of similar villas with established gardens overlooking Kalamar Bay. The views across the bay from the roof top terrace are stunning. We found superb restaurants in the old town by the harbour and thoroughly recommend Aubergine and Doy Doy along with many other similarly elegant restaurants. We enjoyed an early evening potter around the boutiques, handbag and shoe shops before dinner and found the local people to be consistently friendly and helpful. Flat shoes or sandals are a sensible choice as Kalkan sits on the side of a hill and has many delightful cobbled streets that are difficult to negotiate in anything much more ambitious than a modest wedged heel! A super villa in a beautiful and stylish part of the Turkish coast. Thank you to Rosie and, of course, Mehmet for a fabulous holiday. We look forward to returning next year.